"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."

Edgar Degas

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To the left is a watercolour painting of Belfast Castle and garden with Cavehill's Napoleon's Nose in the background which is believed to have been the inspiration for Jonathan Swift's novel, Gulliver's Travels.


(Paper: Langton NOT 140Ib 59cm x 42cm)


The first Belfast Castle was built by the Normans in Belfast city centre in the late 12th century. Replaced by a second castle on the same site in 1611 which lasted only 100 years as it was burned to the ground.
In 1862, the third Marquis of Donegal, decided to build a new castle within his deer park, situated on the side of Cave Hill in what is now north Belfast. Designed by architect John Lanyon it's design reflected the popular Scottish baronial style the castle was finished in 1870.

Attractions at Belfast Castle include Cave Hill Country Park, Cave Hill Adventurous Playground, Cave Hill Visitor Centre and Castle Antiques. Well worth a visit...


A selection of paintings all in watercolour

Wide range of subjects